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Fascism: A History

The film by RT Documentary, ‘Fascism: A History’, dissects the atrocious ideology and points out that it existed long before today. Unfortunately, it looks like it is not going anywhere any time soon.

Fascism is driven by the idea of the superiority of one nation over another. Millions of people have fallen victim to this concept. Until the early 20th century, most European countries had extensive colonies in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Some of the colonized peoples had been turned into slaves, exploited and stripped of their identity. However, they were all told the changes made by the Europeans were for their own good.

Nazis didn’t even try to conceal their intentions under virtuous guises. They were planning to eradicate entire nations they deemed unworthy. But as documents reveal, not only Hitler’s allies but also his supposed enemies tried to make good for themselves out of the war. Though the European Parliament in 2019 named the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany as the instigators of WWII, the Soviet Union’s allies Great Britain and the United States had similar dealings with Hitler and tried to sign a separate peace with Germany to double-cross the Soviet Union.

Once the war was over, the newly formed NATO went on with colonial politics, trying to expand to the east, claiming its only intention was to bring democracy to the regions and free them from oppressive regimes. However, all such interventions ended in human casualties, destroying economies and social systems.

Watch "Fascism: A History" on RTD website and on RT's live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT's schedule page.

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